Press Release : Sri Lanka - Let In An Independent Umpire

Sri Lanka should be banned from the International Cricket Council because of the island's ongoing human rights emergency, according to Associate Professor Jake Lynch.

The Sri Lankan touring team plays Australia in a One Day International tomorrow (Friday 5th) at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the penultimate match of their tour.

Associate Professor Lynch, Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney says: "Until Sri Lanka agrees to an independent investigation into war crimes alleged to have been committed last year, it must be shunned by all international bodies".